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Old 02-16-2010, 02:34 PM
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Chihuahua forums are too much for me lol I cant read them
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:35 PM
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We don't have a papillon forum.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:37 PM
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Pug forums suck most of the time... Fat wheezing dogs are encouraged and i've been scolded by members at one for having a pug with a waist... If it's not shaped like a sausage, it musn't be purebred or you must be starving it...

I couldn't imagine those tiny toy breed forums... Ick... I've unfortunately only met one breeder here in Poms that is sane...
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:48 PM
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Here is an example from that forum I was talking about:

it was a poll that asked what weight people prefer their yorkie to be:

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View Poll Results: What weight do you prefer?
3 pounds and under 25 8.14%
4-7 pounds 234 76.22%
8-12lbs 39 12.70%
13 + 9 2.93%
So as you can see 76% want them in the "standard" I was talking about... that is pretty much the general consensus there.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:54 PM
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I wouldnt persoannly want a dog any smaller then 6 lbs.. i just dont see the point to be honest.. jmo.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:43 PM
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I own a 2.5 lb Chi.... she may hit 2 3/4 on a good day, she is tiny, fragile and I can't imagine breeding for her size on purpose... just a lb or two would make a huge difference....
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:44 PM
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chis should be between 2-6lbs, however ive yet to see a 2lber do well in the ring, generally 3-5lbs do the best...
with chis its geneal "responsible" practice to never breed a female under 4lbs and the male shoudl be at least 1lb smaller than the female...
even then problems can occur...

i cant see why anyone would want the risk of a dog under 3lbs, 3lbs is tiny and delicate, 2lbs?! that would be too small even for me! lol
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:21 PM
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Luna is 7 pounds, I don't think I'd want a chi (or any dog) less than 6 pounds. Honestly, that's why I wouldn't get a chi from a breeder, because they're too small for my taste. I got Luna from a rescue and there are plenty of good chis in shelters around here if I want another. But that's JMO.

There are SO many "teacup" breeders around here, producing 2 pound chis (and yorkies, poodles, poms, etc.). It's really sad to me to see all the health problems those little guys have - cause not only are they small, but they're from BYBs - and yet people pay SO much to have one.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:09 PM
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I don't really like the ultra-tiny trend. I think it takes very special treatment for a dog under 3 lbs to live a well-rounded life. And I see so many ads on craiglist asking for 3lb chis for free. Disgusting.

I've lived with a 3lb dog before. I'm more comfortable with 6 lbs and up. For cresteds I prefer to see 7-8 lbs and up. Chloe is 6.5lb, and even if she were standard and shown, she would not be bred.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:50 PM
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Tippy is about 6lbs, Critter is 9 and Chili is about 12.


Tippy IMO is TINY. She has the short doxie legs, I can't imagine having a dog much smaller...all i think of are bladders....tiny tiny bladders.
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